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Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method (Paperback)

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Buy anew versionof this Connected Casebook and receiveaccessto theonline e-book,practice questionsfrom your favorite study aids, and anoutline toolon CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes – portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency.

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.

Key Features:

Expanded coverage includes:

  • A new chapter on reading & understanding statutes to help students deconstruct and comprehend legislation and administrative rules. A new chapter on “summary of the law” memoranda to teach students how to draft a document increasingly being used in modern law practice to answer the question “what is the law on . . .” or when a full analysis of a legal issue is not needed.
  • Two new appendices provide examples of a “summary of the law” memorandum in both email and traditional memo format.

Improved structure and organization:

  • New emphasis on objective writing as the foundation for in-house memoranda and client communications.
  • New emphasis on guidelines for the use of email for legal memoranda and client correspondence, including the determination of whether email is the appropriate medium and strategies for effective communication.
  • Unparalleled number of examples and exercises, including numerous examples of good and bad writing appear throughout.
  • Clear explanations detail the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Unique coverage of the shorter “summary of the law” memo that lawyers are frequently asked to write under a variety of circumstances. when a full analysis of a legal issue is not appropriate.


Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics.

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Number of Pages: 562
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Law
Series Title: Aspen Coursebook
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2017
TCIN: 52464581
UPC: 9781454880813
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-8748
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